How to customize your WECT Weather App

The WECT Weather app has many features you can use every day to keep you and your family ahead of changing weather conditions; lightning and severe weather alerts, ability to watch live severe weather coverage and a forecast that is updated numerous times daily by your First Alert Weather team.

As you scroll through the app you'll see everything from forecast temperatures and the radar to videos, live streams, and a way to submit YOUR photos.

When you first open the app, you'll see the current temperature and "feels like" conditions on the home screen. You may also see a quick video at the top of the screen that highlights important weather information.

The hot keys along the bottom of the screen make it easy to jump to the hourly or daily forecasts or to the radar. When you are on the radar screen, you have the option to customize the view you see by adding various layers. Just press the "layers" button in the lower right-hand corner.

Touching the layers will toggle on and off elements. In severe weather events, the highlighted layers, overlays and alerts are the most effective way to stay ahead of the storm.

The menu in the top left-hand corner of the screen offers more ways to customize your app. Here, you can select a specific location based on zip code, or you can select "Use Current Location" if you're on the go. The information you receive will be based on your GPS.

Also in the menu, you will find the settings option where you can customize the type of push alerts that are sent to your phone, and the sounds that are played during severe weather. Toggle on or off alerts issued by the National Weather Service, in addition to lightning or precipitation. Be sure to keep WECT 6 Alerts turned on, so you can stay up to date on information from your First Alert Weather team.

As always, we want to provide you with a way to stay consistently up to date with the latest weather information for you and your family and we hope that you enjoy the First Alert Weather app, and provide us with suggestions and tips to make the app even better for you!

If you do not have the app yet, you can download it for AndroidiPhone and iPad by clicking the links.

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